Farewell to a Great British Icon: The Land Rover

It was the end of an era when the last Land Rover Defender manufactured in Britain left the factory.

Just a few of the greats that have come out of the Land Rover stable over the years. From left to right: a Defender, a Lightweight and (on the right) a Land Rover 101 Forward Control. The Lightweight (or Air Portable Land Rover) was a British military vehicle designed to be light enough (1/2 ton) to be carried under a Westland Wessex helicopter. The 101 Forward Control was also produced by Land Rover for the British Army as a gun tractor, capable of carrying 1 ton.
Photo by Josephine Roberts